VISITORS to Burwardsley at the weekend were transported back to the Iron Age for a celebratory open day at the Outdoor Education Centre.
The Iron Age day was organised to mark the centre’s 40th anniversary by Cheshire West and Chester Council's Habitats and Hillforts project and included the opening of a mock roundhouse which has built by Chris Park, also know as Celtic Chris of Acorn Education.
The roundhouse will act as a teaching aid helping to bring archaeology to life for the children who visit the centre.
The free event included demonstrations of Iron Age techniques such as making fire, bread and jewellery, and visitors were able to have a go themselves.
The Lord Mayor of Chester, Cllr Neil Ritchie, said: “I'm delighted to be able to officially open this new resource for both residents and visitors to the area.
“The new roundhouse will be visited by thousands of local children learning about life in our area during the Iron Age.”
During a three-year period Habitats and Hillforts aims to conserve and enhance the string of six Iron Age Hillforts along the Sandstone Ridge and their associated habitats.
“The involvement of local people in the project is key to its success and there will be lots of opportunities to get involved,” added Cllr Ritchie.